February 12, 2015
Stuart Dempster, Lori Goldston, Jessika Kenney
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, Seattle
The stuff of music is primitive and absolute only if we, or it, is not accelerating in a relevant space. Here our listening ears are like a camera in a tracking shot, following these sounds as they travel through time and timbre and tune - only seeming stillness.
February 7, 2015
Sonata in F Op. 24 - Beethoven - Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy
A realm explored: the space between what counts as tuneful and what doesn't.
Nocturne in F op. 15 #4 - Chopin - Alfred Cortot
Parts are inside and parts are outside, mismatched just so.
February 8, 2015
Symphony in B-flat (#1) - Schumann - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
From within the music as it goes about its symphonic business emerges sudden glory, or revery.
Missa Solennis - Liszt - Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Chorus of the Hungarian Radio and Television, Janos Ferencsik, Veronika Kincses, Klara Takacs, Gyorgy Korondy, Jozsef Gregor
Utterance is unpacked methodically, stepwise - heaven compelled in discipline.
Quartet in B-flat Op. 67 - Brahms - Budapest Quartet
Seems balanced, but nothing ever quite finishes - new thoughts spill in mid-syllable. The material shifts itself within its meter as though it were not quite comfortable in its chair.
February 10, 2015
Waltz in f minor - Scriabin - Michael Ponti
Ever so microscopically aloft, the ground dropping out from beneath.
Symphonic Suite (Symphony) #2 "Antar" op. 9 - Rimsky-Korsakov - Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neemi Järvi
Music of event and sequence. And then, and then, and then.
In Session at the Tintinabulary
February 8, 2015
Franciscan 150208 folded
Franciscan 150208 folded rubbed - Keith Eisenbrey
Improvising on nylon string acoustic guiatar.
February 9, 2015
Gradus 259 - Neal Kosály-Meyer
Neal moves to C-sharp, the third pitch-class - for those who are counting.